The introduction of electronic lodgement of tax forms in the late 1980s not only reduced the time it took to send out returns from ten weeks to two weeks but had a significant impact on the incidence of repetitive strain injury among data processors at the ATO.
Tax, Super + You is an educational online resource provided free of charge by the ATO. Teachers can use this resource to help their students improve their understanding of the Australian tax and super systems.
The resource is a complete learning management system. Its content aligns to the Australian curriculum, focussing on secondary school students in years 7 to 10.
This online resource offers several advantages:
- the resource provides all the instruction students need, so Teachers are not required to develop a lesson plan or lose time printing or photocopying lesson materials
- the inclusion of verbal and demonstrative instruction in the resource means students will be able to self-pace to their learning style and ability, lessening Teachers’ preparation and delivery time
- Teachers are able to assign the resource as a homework assignment
- the resource will assess students and provide a print-out of their completion and competency, freeing up Teachers to provide specific help as needed.